Abortion law reform under the guise of a health issue is a high priority on the Government’s agenda with Andrew Little sending a letter today to the Law Commission.
The urgency is such that Mr Little has requested that existing projects be put aside so that the Law Commission can carry out its review and report back within eight months.
Little asks for advice on alternative approaches within the legal framework to ensure New Zealand’s abortion laws treat abortion as a health issue.
Family Life International NZ Press Release 16 February 2018
The Abortion Supervisory Committee’s call for greater access to abortion as health care and specifically for the people in South Auckland is of serious concern.
“Healthcare is about providing the medical needs of patients,” says Michelle Kaufman, Director of Family Life International “Health care does not end the life of one for the convenience of the other.”
“Abortion is not health care it kills one person.”
“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.” Saint Pope John Paul II called for this prayer in his great encyclical letter “Evangelium Vitae”.
The fulfilment of this request happens in a very special way during Lent, as people throughout the world gather outside abortion facilities in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and to stand in witness to the grave crime that happens every day in our midst.
It is a new year, we hold hopes, dreams and goals for ourselves, and for the causes we hold dear to us.
As a people of life, we know that the right to life is the first of all human rights and from which all other rights hang. In addition, Pope Saint John Paul II reminded us that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family.”
Life, marriage and family are under attack like never before and each of us has a duty, very specific to our own talents and vocation, to defend, protect and serve life and family. Here are five actions you can undertake today to kick start your efforts this year.
by Michael Loretz
Despite the wet weather, more than 150 people gathered on the street outside Auckland’s AMAC abortion facility to pray and bear witness on Sunday evening (28th February). “Be my Light”, a special vigil hour for the unborn, was organised by Family Life International NZ to mark the halfway point for the annual 40 Days for Life prayer vigils being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch throughout Lent and up to Palm Sunday.
This week is historic for New Zealand. For the first time, there will be simultaneous prayer vigils outside abortion facilities in three major cities in New Zealand for a full 40 days! Not only that, various other cities are holding vigils in solidarity, and thousands more will pray in their homes and in their places of worship to bring about the end of abortion in our land! Our dream is that all believers will sense the urgency to petition God in all humility, to bring about the end of abortion in New Zealand.
The ongoing scandal in the United States over Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby organs has caused many to sit up and take notice to the tragedy of abortion. Five US States have defunded Planned Parenthood in the wake of this scandal. People are now questioning whether they can really say they are “pro-choice” after seeing the reality of the abortion industry, and the harsh truth that abortion kills a human being – a child.